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Monday, 21 October 2019 17:17

Walker High School in Walker, LA, Opens Body Shop for Instruction

Written by Staff, WAFB 9 News
The shop will give students hands-on training in automotive painting and repairs, which will qualify them to earn certification in the industry. Pictured from left to right: Gerry Lane Enterprises President Eric Lane Walker; School Board Member Bo Graham; Career Technical Education Coordinator Staci Polozola; Walker High School Principal Jason St. Pierre; and Walker High School CTE Teacher Chris Ledoux. The shop will give students hands-on training in automotive painting and repairs, which will qualify them to earn certification in the industry. Pictured from left to right: Gerry Lane Enterprises President Eric Lane Walker; School Board Member Bo Graham; Career Technical Education Coordinator Staci Polozola; Walker High School Principal Jason St. Pierre; and Walker High School CTE Teacher Chris Ledoux. Livingston Parish Schools

Walker High School students interested in a career in automotive repair and maintenance can get hands-on experience and earn certification.

The new job opportunity is thanks to a new 1,200-square-foot paint and body shop that’s been constructed on the campus in Walker, LA.

 

The new facility houses two bays, one for holding the painting booth and the other for bodywork lessons. Gerry Lane Enterprises donated the facility, while PPG Paints has given much of the paint needed for the work.

 

“This is a collaborative effort of educators and industry professionals working together to give our students greater opportunities in a career field that offers good-paying jobs in the local area,” Walker High School Principal Jason St. Pierre said.

 

St. Pierre said 22 students are already enrolled in the career-based paint and body shop class.

 

Former special education teacher Chris Ledoux, who underwent training with Gerry Lane Enterprises, is leading the class.

 

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